We don't sail until Sunday, but since we are driving, and Baltimore is ~12 hours away, we are leaving after my husband gets off work tomorrow. We plan to stop a few hours from Baltimore and spend the night at a hotel.
Let me tell you, when you are trying to pack so that everything fits into 2 suitcases, it's stressful! Not that we can't take more luggage. We definitely can. We just don't want to. We plan to do self-disembark, and with the kids, I'm pretty sure we can only handle 2 suitcases. So we are taking 2 large suitcases. We were packed into 1 large and 1 medium, but I decided that a large suitcase weighing over 50 pounds is mean (and dangerous) for the porters at port. So now we have 2 large cases that aren't packed super full, and neither weighs over 50 pounds. Even so, those porters will be getting a hefty tip from us.
I've packed and repacked probably 10 times. I've added clothes for the boys, taken them out, started over, etc. We are taking more than intended, only because the forecast in Baltimore is calling for chilly temps this weekend, so we have to pack pants, long sleeves, socks, and actual shoes instead of sandals. Shoes alone add a ton of weight to suitcases, and take up SO much room! I refuse to take more shoes (I'm weird, I know) so I will be wearing my ugly, yet comfy, sandals and have a pair of dress sandals packed. Other than watershoes, that's it for my shoes. So we all have 3 pairs of shoes--2 pairs packed. So that's 16 shoes taking up space and adding weigh. Ugh.
Of course, we have diapers. Which don't add too much weight, but take up so much space. So those are in a carry-on duffel. I had them in the suitcases, but...ugh.
It's pretty bad when you are obsessing so much about the little stuff that you just want the vacation to be over. Not that I'm not excited. I am! But until we get on the ship and have our luggage unpacked, I will not be able to relax. It's such a stressful thing for me. Thankfully, I don't have to worry so much coming home--who cares if it's all wrinkled after vacation?
Anyway, enough whining! I don't think I will be updating this at all while gone. In fact, I plan to not have any social media contact after we sail. But this will definitely have my review and tons of pictures after we get back!